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The Architect, Chester - pub details


Address: 54 Nicholas Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2NX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 44747) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chester (0.9 miles), Bache (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 3 users)
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user reviews of the Architect, Chester

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You can see this pub from a long way away, because it occupies a huge area between the inner ring road and the walls / racecourse. The actual building isn’t so impressive though, and the inn sign is pretty nondescript. Whichever way you come to it you have to pass a large number of outdoor tables before you reach the entrance to the building (must be getting on for 50). And the entrance isn’t immediately obvious – it’s in the join between original house, and the newer extension.

When you find you will see a notice board saying “everything revolves around the bar” (!), instructing you what to find where. The main bar is on the left from entrance, in the newer part. That is open plan and is on two levels, with old prints on the walls and a couple of bookcase eyecatchers. Although large the area gets full very quickly, as there is only a small number of very large tables.

To the right is a smaller bar, and beyond that several rooms that are set out for dining.

There are 8 handpumps on the bar, but the choice is limited because they are almost all 4-4.5% golden ales. On my last visit I did find Tatton’s Ruck & Maul (a porter) available, but I suspect that was only there because of the Rugby related name. And it was rather on the cold side as well, plus rather expensive at £3.90 a pint.

Food is definitely available, but I know nothing else about it – though I suspect it’s hideously expensive !

6/10 – reasonable, but not my cup of tea.

Martinsh - 28 Feb 2017 21:49

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